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Question posted on April 17, 2014; 2 responses
Is it right to call a believer rational even if she cannot prove articulately or give good arguments for her belief in God? Let's just say I ask a believer "Why do you believe in God?" and she simply answered,...
Rationality, Religion Show

Question posted on February 23, 2014; 1 response
Hello, My name is Ana I have recently read several articles on the subjects of evolution and religion. Many have been to support either theory about which is true but, not one has been to support both equally. My questions is...
Biology, Religion Show

Question posted on February 13, 2014; 1 response
The privation of good is a theological doctrine that evil, unlike good, is insubstantial, so that thinking of it as an entity is misleading. Instead, evil is rather the absence or lack ("privation") of good. The relationship between light and...
Religion Show

Question posted on October 31, 2013; 1 response
Debating with a theologian over the validity of biblical condemnation of homosexuality i've been offered a sequence of arguments that seem to me circular. First argument: Divine directives 1. God has given the directive to establish the eterosexual marriage 2. Homosexual acts are...
Rationality, Religion Show

Question posted on October 17, 2013; 1 response
What theistic philosophical response can there be to evil and suffering, acknowledging original sin, even from a kierkegaardian viewpoint, to what does it relate to the meaning, purpose and endurable with some meaning and joy? (ps sorry for the horrible...
Religion Show

Question posted on October 10, 2013; 1 response
I have a question about the theistic argument from contingency (henceforth, TAC) and God's selection of universes. There is the following age-old argument which led Leibniz to reject TAC. Argument: 1. Necessarily, If God exists, then God creates the best possible universe. 2....
Religion Show

Question posted on August 22, 2013; 2 responses
I notice that many of the people asking questions on your site are atheists. I am an agnostic; however, I can understand that many people see their religion as a guideline for moral/ethical behavior. Can we be ethical/moral...
Ethics, Religion Show

Question posted on August 15, 2013; 2 responses
Does the principle of increased entropy support or challenge the Cosmological argument? I am getting mixed messages and am unsure which if any are valid....
Religion, Science Show

Question posted on August 8, 2013; 2 responses
Why are personal religious beliefs more respected and legally protected than personal philosophical beliefs? Could this be because religious metaphysics are more irrefutable than secular metaphysics?...
Philosophy, Religion Show

Question posted on August 8, 2013; 1 response
Although societal pressures do play a role, does atheism manifest itself mostly due to an inborn lack of religious "sense" rather than hearing the logical arguments against God or a life force? Research has shown that autistic people are very...
Mind, Religion Show

Question posted on August 1, 2013; 2 responses
If I'm an atheist, does it make sense to criticize the Catholic church for practices such as the exclusion of female priests? Suppose that a Catholic authority replies to such criticism by saying that there is strong Biblical evidence to...
Ethics, Religion Show

Question posted on July 18, 2013; 1 response
Is pragmatic truth inherently less valid than other forms of truth? If a Hindu believes in the truth that Vishnu exists and a Muslim does not, how could they both be right? I don't know how to word this, but...
Religion, Truth Show

Question posted on July 3, 2013; 1 response
If God exists, is there any proof that he involves himself in human affairs? It seems most if not all debate in contemporary philosophy centers around whether a deist God exists....
Religion Show

Question posted on June 7, 2013; 1 response
Let's say when we measure the brainwaves of someone who is actually deluded and the brainwaves of someone who is fervently religious, they match up to an extraordinary degree. Are we justified to say that the religious person is deluded...
Biology, Mind, Religion Show

Question posted on May 15, 2013; 1 response
When arguing about the existence of God, the vast majority of arguments I have ever run into always go to the point of asking for evidence. With that word in use they are implying the physical manifestation of evidence to...
Religion Show

Question posted on April 25, 2013; 1 response
Why do so many atheists think that other atheists "ought" to be a humanist, or at least care about animal rights, environmental protection, left-wing politics, and so on? Isn't this both a psychological cognitive dissonance and a philosophical naturalistic fallacy?...
Ethics, Religion Show

Question posted on April 25, 2013; 1 response
It seems all philosophical arguments for the existence of God all result in having nothing to say about the conception of God, God's attributes or religion. If someone accepts that God exists, how does that belief entail in accepting a...
Religion Show

Question posted on April 4, 2013; 1 response
Is it a contradiction to believe in God and also in science? I believe in evolution and look at the Big Bang theory skeptically, but I also believe in God as the creator of everything. Many have often told me...
Religion, Science Show

Question posted on March 21, 2013; 1 response
During a discussion with a friend about God, a thought I found puzzling but provocative came to mind. I have discussed it with friends, and most seem to think it is contradictory. The thought was more of an argument, and...
Religion Show

Question posted on February 21, 2013; 2 responses
An atheist friend and I (I am a theist) had a long series of discussions about the existence of god, and his comments made quite an impression on me. I found what he said so stimulating, in fact, that I...
Religion Show




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